Event Calendar


Book Signing Calendar

Here’s a summary of upcoming book signing events scheduled at the store.


August 2017

book coverSaturday, August 26th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Night of the Virgin

Author Elliott Turner joins us with his debut novel about a young Mexican-American pursuing his dream of playing pro soccer.

book coverSaturday, August 12th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Tangled Honor

Author Philip McBride joins us with his Civil War historical novel, which closely follows the actual experiences of Capt. J. J. McBride of Galveston.

July 2017

book coverSaturday, July 29th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

In the Company of Decent Men

Author Andy Horne joins us with the second novel in his Decent Men series.

book coverSaturday, July 15th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Galveston Seawall Chronicles

Author Kimber Fountain joins us with her history of the seawall.

June 2017

book coverSaturday, June 24th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Never Left the Battlefields

Author Birney T. “Chick” Havey joins us with his WWII memoir.

book coverSaturday, June 24th, 11:00-1:00 p.m.

The Altercation

Author N. E. Brown joins us with the 6th installment of the Galveston Indignities series.

book coverSaturday, June 10th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Healthy Happy Cooking

Local author Lisa Lewis joins us with her family dinner cookbook.

May 2017

book coverSaturday, May 20th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Not Quite Home

James B. Morgan joins us with his memoir of life as a soldier in the U.S. Army

book coverSaturday, May 13th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Points of Light

Harold Raley joins us with his collection of essays

April 2017

book coverSaturday, April 15th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Unaware: A Suspense Novel

Susan P. Baker joins us with her stand-alone mystery set in Galveston

March 2017

book coverSaturday, March 18th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Counterfeit Prince of Old Texas

Lora-Marie Bernard joins us with this history of the swindling slaver Monroe Edwards

January 2017

book coverSaturday, January 28th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers

E. R. Bills joins us with this anthology of Texas horror writing.

December 2016

book coverSaturday, December 17th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Sea-Arama Marineworld

Tim Gould joins us with his history of the now closed marine attraction, Sea-Arama, in Galveston.

book coverSaturday, December 10th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Galveston Art League

Pat Jakobi and Nancy House join us with their 100 year history of the Galveston Art League.

November 2016

book coverSaturday, November 19th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Proud Flesh

Cynthia Bowen joins us with her memoir of caring for an infant with severe burn injuries.

book coverSaturday, November 12th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Lucky’s Way

Gina Hooten Popp joins us with her latest novel, a sequel to the 1900 Storm novel The Storm After.

October 2016

book coverSaturday, October 22nd, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Ghosts of Galveston

Kathleen Shanahan Maca joins us with her new book of local ghost lore. Also Wednesday, October 26th at Rosenberg Library.

book coverSaturday, October 15th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Battleship Texas

Mark Lardas joins us with his new history book.

September 2016

book coverSaturday, September 24th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Convict Cowboys

Mitchel P. Roth joins us with his history of the Texas Prison Rodeo.

book coverSaturday, September 17th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

From Maine to Galveston

James Valentino joins us with a Galveston history told through personal letters.

August 2016

book coverSaturday, August 27th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Lost Path to Solitude

Maria Elena Sandovici returns with her follow-up to Dogs with Bagels.

book coverSaturday, August 13th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Greetings from Galveston

E. Barry Gray joins us with his post card history of our storied island.

July 2016

book coverSaturday, July 16th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

From Matriarch to Mayor

Elise Hopkins Stephens joins us with her book about the Kempner women of Galveston.

book coverSaturday, July 9th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Last Madam

Joy Jones joins us with her historical novel of the famous Chicken Ranch.

June 2016

book coverSaturday, June 11th, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Galvez / Spain: Our Forgotten Ally

Judge Ed Butler joins us with a history of Spain’s assistance to the colonies.

book coverSaturday, June 11th, 11:00-1:00 p.m.

Carson Chance, P. I.

N. E. Brown returns with a romantic mystery set in Dallas.

May 2016

book coverSaturday, May 21st, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Texas Shipwrecks (Images of America)

Mark Lardas joins us with a history of the sunken ships of the Texas coast.

book coverSaturday, May 14th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Ghost City of San Luis Island

Eileen Benitz Wagner joins us with a history of the shifting sands of San Luis pass.

April 2016

book coverSaturday, April 30th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Texas Coast Experience

Marie Cook joins us with a Gulf Coast book of photography and history.

book coverSaturday, April 9th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Murder on the Seawall

Larry Watts joins us with his detective mysteries, the latest set in Galveston.

March 2016

book coverSaturday, March 26th, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Growing Up in Galveston

Kelton D. Sams, Jr. joins us with his memoirs of the civil rights lunch counter protests which he organized as a high school student in 1960-61.

book coverSaturday, March 26th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Gunfights & Sites in Texas Ranger History

Mike Cox joins us with his Texas Ranger history guidebook.

February 2016

book coverSaturday, February 27th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Do-Right

Lisa Sandlin joins us with her gritty P.I. noir set in Beaumont.

book coverSaturday, February 20th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Down for the Count

Lynn Long joins us with his 1940’s gulf coast mystery.

January 2016

book coverSaturday, January 9th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Texas Boomtowns

Bartee Haile returns with his new book on the wild life in early Texas oil towns.


December 2015

Saturday, December 19th, 11:00-1:00 p.m.
The Chili Cookbook & Texas Eats
Robb Walsh joins us on Saturday with 2 cookbooks with a Texas theme.

Saturday, December 19th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
A Dickens of a Miracle
Diane L. Twilley has a new novel in her series featuring amateur sleuths Gina Malloy Tierney, and her aunt, Sister Catherine Malloy.

Saturday, December 12th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Galveston 1900: Indignities Book 5 – The Arrangement
N. E. Brown joins us again on Saturday with her newest historical novel, book 5 in the series set in early 1900s Galveston.

November 2015

Saturday, November 21st, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Laura’s Return
Ernie Deats of Dickinson joins us again on Saturday with his newest historical novel, the sequel to the book Kidnapped on the Bayou.

Saturday, November 14th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Saving Jake
A. Hardy Roper joins us with the third novel in his Parker McLeod mystery series.

Saturday, November 13th, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Water is for Fighting Over
Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton, PhD join us with a new compilation of their articles on water resource management in Texas.

October 2015

Saturday, October 24th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Henry Sampson and the Great Galveston Storm
William Merrell joins us with his historical novel.

Saturday, October 24th, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
The Bolivar Peninsula
Dr. Melanie Wallace signs copies of her new history of the peninsula.

Saturday, October 17th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Vamps, Villains and Vaudeville
Ellen Mansoor Collier joins us with the fourth book in her Jazz Age Mystery series.

Saturday, October 10th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Appetites
Marie LeNôtre is the founder and director of the Culinary Institute LeNôtre in houston. She joins us with her new memoir.

September 2015

Saturday, September 26th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Hill Country Property
Jim Sanderson joins us with his prequel to the the Beaumont private eye mystery, Nothing to Lose.

Saturday, September 19th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
We Were Prepared
Frank Urbanic joins us with his book about the Scouts involvement as first responders in the Texas City port explosion of 1947.

August 2015

Saturday, August 22nd, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Stray Dogs and Lonely Beaches
Dogs with Bagels
Galveston resident and globe-trotting writer and water-colorist Maria Elena Sandovici joins us with her two novels.

Saturday, August 8th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries
Kathleen Maca joins us with her history of the historic cemetery on Broadway Blvd.

July 2015

Saturday, July 18th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Kidnapped on the Bayou
Fourth generation Dickinsonian Ernie Deats has a new historical fiction based on a true story. He is also the author of The Last Karankawa.

June 2015

Saturday, June 6th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Delicious Mischief
Author and radio host John DeMers joins us with Texas cookbooks and Texas mysteries.

Saturday, June 13th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Texas Gunslingers
Author and Texas state historian Bill O’Neal joins us with his history of gun fighting in Texas.

May 2015

Saturday, May 23rd, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ledbetter Street
BOI and former Galveston judge Susan P. Baker joins us with her newest novel.

Saturday, May 30th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Galveston’s Tree Carvings
BOI Joseph R. Pellerin joins us with the book that documents all the tree carvings.

April 2015

Saturday, April 18th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Taken by Storm
Author Ann M. Pearson signs copies of her historical fiction set in 1900 Galveston.

March 2015

Saturday, March 14th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Galveston’s Maceo Family Empire
Authors Nicole Boatman, Dr. Scott Belshaw, and Richard McCaslin return to sign copies of Galveston’s most popular book.

February 2015

Saturday, February 21st, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Tony Buzbee: Defining Moments by Michael Lee Lanning
Portrait of the attorney best known in Galveston for his successful class action suit against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association after Hurricane Ike.

January 2015

Saturday, January 17th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Murder at the Driskill by Kathleen Kaska
The 4th novel in the Sydney Lockhart mystery series.

Saturday, January 24th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Nothing to Lose by Jim Sanderson
A private eye thriller set in Beaumont, Texas? You betcha.

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